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PBS
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm PST
political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> ifill: indeed this new effort comes on the heels of last year's election in which president obama won seven of every ten hispanic votes in his victory over republican mitt romney. senator john mccain of arizona said that's the key reason his party must now get on board. >> elections. elections. the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens, but this is a preeminent issue with those citizens. >> ifill: mccain also said the country cannot continue to deny citizenship to children brought to the u.s. illegally. president obama has said immigration reform is at the top of his second term agenda. today his spokesman jay carney welcomed the senate agreement. >> this is a big deal. this is an important development. this is in keeping with the principles the president has been espousing for a long time, in keeping with bipartisan efforts in the past, and with the effort this president believes has to
PBS
Jan 28, 2013 7:00pm PST
for comprehensive immigration reform. tomorrow, president obama heads to las vegas to give a policy speech on immigration. with washington focused on immigration, citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants could be the first major action in president obama's second term. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: the senators-- four republicans and four democrats-- argue we have already granted a kind of amnesty to the 11 million undocumented workers who live in the shadows of american society. >> we have been too content for too long to allow individuals to mow our lawns, serve our food, clean our homes, and even watch our children while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great. >> reporter: the "framework" the senators released today calls for tighter enforcement at the border and of existing immigration laws in return for granting immediate legal status for the 11 million undocumented workers now in the country. in the future, the number of new immigrants would be tied to the availability of jobs. >> we are going to enshrine in here the principle that americans
PBS
Jan 29, 2013 7:00pm PST
with r.b.c. 's capital's chief economist. >> susie: president obama made the case today for a sweeping immigration reform, calling it a "boost" for the economy. by giving illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, the president said there would be less opportunity for some employers to undercut companies that follow the rules. darren gersh reports. >> reporter: the president flew to las vegas today to make that case that immigration reform would help companies and workers who follow the law. with 11 million undocumented workers in the country, the president said some employers are tempted to pay less than minimum wage or cheat their workers out of overtime pay. >> if we are truly committed to strengthening our middle class and providing more ladders of opportunity to those who are willing to work hard to make it into the middle class, we have to fix the system. we have to make sure that every business and every worker in america is playing by the same set of rules. we have to bring this shadow economy into the light. >> reporter: critics of the president's plan to give legal status to u
PBS
Jan 29, 2013 2:30pm PST
, president obama has rolled out his own plan for dealing with america pause immigration problem. speaking in las vegas, he said that immigration reform must include a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people living in america illegally. >> he is here, he is president. he is a tremendous support with a latino voters. a promise to help illegal immigrants become americans. >> i'm here because the time has come for common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform. >> that might be music to the ears of those in the streets of laredo, through this texting -- a part of the nearly 2,000 miles of border. there is an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the states. the vast majority from mexico. for years, it has been an intractable problem. some things are changing. some might have a better chance of success. many have come across the border illegally. also, republicans are having a very serious briefing, wondering whether their attitude towards immigration costs them vital latino votes. >> this is rich, anglo, isolated, judgmental. >> this is a republican and a veteran of six presiden
PBS
Jan 27, 2013 3:30pm PST
obama's speech unabashedly liberal? i ask you, susan. >> of course. everything he said from talking about gay marriage, immigration reform. all these things part and parcel of the liberal agenda. if anything, a lot of people saying, if you are reading twitter, wow this is surprising that he is willing to go right into gay marriage. he's the first person in an inaugural speech to say the word gay. it was very liberal. >> this is the problem that the republicans face. if they think all these great issues of the day are solely the province of the democratic party and liberalism, they are never going to win another election. i say the president did a great job rooting these ideals and these values in the great traditions of the past and referencing them to the founding fathers, talking about what dwight eisenhower did. >> hold on, pat. >> it was a stirring piece that will go down in history. >> if you think the stone wall riot in a gay brash in greenwich village can be traced all the way back to bunker hill and the founding fathers you don't read what the founding fathers believed or sa
PBS
Jan 27, 2013 3:00pm PST
to carry one. >> that is still a big if, at this point. >> we past financial reform in the house and senate. but there has to implementation by the sec. it still is not fully implemented, by any means. very difficult and tricky to do. >> whatever is written about the obama administration, its prosecution of the malefactors great what on wall street has certainly not a sterling chapter. it to be written. i charge mr. cordray and miss white without responsibility of every riding. >> you get the last word. thanks. see you next week. >>> from washington, the "the mclaughlin group," the american original. for over three decades, the sharpest minds, best sources, hardest talk. >> "the mclaughlin group" is brought to you by siemens. across the country we're building answers for hospitals, utilities, cities, and
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)